Al Ghurair, Fadnavis and Al Banna at a meeting.
Dubai Chamber to open India office in Mumbai
DUBAI, March 16, 2017
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry plans to open its first Indian office in Mumbai later this year, a statement said.
Senior officials from Dubai Chamber led by Chairman Majid Saif Al Ghurair and UAE Ambassador Dr Ahmed Al Banna met Chief Minister of Maharashtra state Devendra Fadnavis to discuss on approaches to strengthen business and partnerships between Dubai and Mumbai.
The Dubai Chamber team confirmed that Fadnavis supported the opening of its office in Mumbai. It also invited the chief minister and an Indian business delegation to visit Dubai.
The visiting Dubai Chamber delegation also hosted discussions with Private Sector Focus Group on the new ways India and UAE can enhance economic cooperation. Of all new companies that registered with Dubai Chamber last year, 29 per cent were Indian, bringing the total number of Indian members to over 36,000.
“We see a host of opportunities for business synergies between Dubai and Mumbai and the presence of the Ambassador (Dr Ahmed Al Banna) shows the commitment of UAE to India. We had lively discussions, which raised many important subjects regarding doing business in Mumbai,” Al Ghurair said.
“We have a strong commitment and will be encouraging Dubai companies to open up business in Mumbai and to strengthen public-private partnerships.”
The Dubai Chamber delegation is visiting Mumbai and Ahmedabad, as part of its Global Business Forum series roadshow.
The delegation includes dignitaries and senior businessmen from the UAE visiting stakeholders in the public and private sector in Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The delegation will also meet up with the Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani and discuss new ways to enhance economic cooperation between Dubai and Gujarat, the statement said. - TradeArabia News Service